Katie Petrick and David Fiorazo laud Gov. Ron DeSantis for demanding information on diversity initiatives in Florida’s higher education system

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(Natural News) “Educated” podcast hosts Katie Petrick and David Fiorazo commended Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis for wanting to have a full understanding of the operational expenses of state institutions in the name of accountability and promotion of real education.

DeSantis recently demanded information from the Department of Education and the state university system on the expenditure of Florida’s resources on programs and initiatives related to diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) and critical race theory within the Sunshine State’s colleges and universities.

In the memo addressed to Florida Education Commissioner Manny Diaz and Florida State University System Chancellor Ray Rodrigues sent on December 28, the state Press Secretary Bryan Griffin told the officials to gather data on diversity initiatives in the higher education system as the Florida legislature begins to consider budget proposals. (Related: University of Florida College of Medicine pushing “woke” CRT and other anti-white propaganda on students.)

But this doesn’t mean that DeSantis has problems with Florida’s education system. He’s actually proud of it.

During his second inaugural address, DeSantis said: “We ranked number one in education freedom and we rank number one in parental involvement in education. Florida also ranks number one in public higher education. This is a record we can all be proud of.”

Still, DeSantis called on Floridians to ensure school systems are responsive to parents and students, not partisan interest groups. He also emphasized that institutions of higher learning should be focused on academic excellence and the pursuit of truth, not the imposition of trendy ideology.


“Florida must always be a great place to raise a family. We will enact more family-friendly policies to make it easier to raise children and we will defend our children against those who seek to rob them of their innocence,” he assured the public.

Meanwhile, the “Educated” hosts also touched on how the “woke” programs of colleges and universities employed redundant positions for the programs funded by the state taxpayers.

DailyWire reported that for each initiative as stated in the memo, university administrators were told to include a brief description of the program, the number of staff positions associated with the program, the total funding used to support the program, and the portion of the funding that came from taxpayer dollars.

According to a report from Fox News back in August, leading DEI officers at public universities rake in massive salaries as students saddled with debt face rising tuition costs. Universities of Michigan, Maryland, Virginia, Illinois and Virginia Tech have the highest-paid DEI staff members at public universities, earning salaries ranging from $329,000 to $430,000.

Fiorazo noted that these states are all “blue.”

Company in tune with DEI ideology tells applicants to remove names of colleges from resumes

For decades, higher education seekers fight hard to enter a college that would look good on their resumes. But now, as companies are influenced by “woke” ideologies, a company named HR&A Advisors is asking job applicants to keep their colleges off resumes in the name of equity, according to the New York Post.

A LinkedIn posting by the TriBeCa-based real estate consultancy asked applicants for the $121,668- to $138,432-a-year position to remove “all undergraduate and graduate school name references” from their resumes and only cite the degree itself, a part of their “ongoing work to build a hiring system that is free from bias and based on candidate merit and performance.”

“I got a degree in marketing. You don’t say where that marketing degree came from. Maybe you just made it up, because apparently, they don’t care a whole lot. Even the elites now, Harvards and Stanfords of the world, they don’t require SATs. The American Bar Association is dropping the LSATs,” Petrick said.

“Policies like HR&A are not just punitive. They’re downright lazy, telling young people, particularly the young people of color, ‘this school-blind hiring purports to benefit that economic prestige, doesn’t matter literally reinforces the worst stereotypes of minority cultures.”

Check out Wokies.news for more stories related to “woke” ideologies.

Watch the full episode of “Educated” with Katie Petrick and David Fiorazo below.

This video is from the FreedomProject Media channel on Brighteon.com.

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